Meyer Lemon and Thyme Whiskey Sour

  • For the Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • For the Meyer Lemon And Thyme Whiskey Sour
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
  • Thyme sprig, for garnish

1. For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar, thyme and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for 20 minutes to infuse. Strain the syrup into a container and discard the thyme.

2. For the whiskey sour: Combine the bourbon, Meyer lemon juice and 1 1/2 ounces thyme simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a thyme sprig. Serve.

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